May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Pot shops in Toronto vow to fight the city’s proposed fines as Vancouver issues a license to its first regulated dispensary. Bill Blair doesn’t think legalization will violate Canada’s UN treaty obligations and half of Canadians who drive high say pot doesn’t impair their ability to operate a vehicle. Louisiana and Macedonia move to legalize mmj and Dana Larsen answers to seed gate charges in Calgary. Seth Rogan says legalization won’t make weed any less funny and Xena: Warrior Princess is fighting for her right to smoke in New Zealand. Also, cannabis journalism courses are being offered at UC Berkeley this summer and Chris Brown is thrown off a private jet for lighting up. Have a great day!

Politics/Legalization
Bill Blair doesn’t think Canada will violate treaties with legal weed
New Forum Research poll shows Liberals are still very well received
Legalization in Colorado is helping some students pay for college

Industry/Studies
Half of Canadians who drive while high say pot doesn’t impair them
Vancouver issues business license to the first regulated city dispensary
Pot entrepreneurs in Toronto vow to fight the city’s proposed fines
Dana Larsen in Calgary court to answer to charges over seed giveaway
Louisiana will be the 25th state to legal a medical marijuana program
Macedonia moves to legalize medical marijuana in the country
Health benefits of cannabis being obscured by U.S. policymakers
Canadian Cannabis Clinics set to open its doors in Sudbury Thursday

General Interest
Comedian Seth Rogan says legalization wont make weed any less funny
Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) fighting for MMJ rights in NZ
Cannabis journalism courses being offered at UC Berkeley this summer
There are many areas in Canada that have potential for craft cannabis
Next level blunt wrap rolls turned to planes and creatures of the sea
Pop singer Chris Brown was thrown off a private jet for smoking weed